“Counsel Approaching The Bench” (IV) by Jeff Leedy, Oil pastel on mounted Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper
24” x 30”
Framed: 39” x 42”
Oil pastel on mounted Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Are You Laughing At My Art?
Fine art humorist, Jeff Leedy.
This is an artist who comes to make you laugh. Wait a minute. This is ART! I'm not supposed to laugh, am I?
Yes you are, this is the work of Jeff Leedy, nationally known fine art humorist.
Whether you crack up at "Counsel Approaching The Bench" or "Dogus Interruptus", you’ll find yourself in a lighter, happier mood.
" I laughed so hard, I almost forgot I was an attorney."
After graduating from Syracuse U. just after the Spanish American War, Leedy began a career in advertising after being told, "Advertising would be the most fun you could have with your clothes on." Hah!
Several big NY ad agencies including Y&R used his talents until he braved his way to San Francisco in ‘74 where he won a Clio, the “Oscar” of advertising.
After that, he white-knuckled as freelance humorous illustrator and did so with top national clients like IBM, BofA & Qantas.
Then, he needed a big change. “I felt I needed to do my own creations, my own art.In other words, be a starving fine artist.
“God gave me this strange set of contact lenses and this is how I see life.”
Two turning points happened simultaneously First, Leedy entered—and won—a gold medal in the NY Society of Illustrators
(a very conservative bunch) first Humor Show, beating out 3500 international entries.And second, his new oil pastel style was accepted into the Sausalito Art Festival, the #1 outdoor show in the country, (where he has exhibited for 18 years).The horse was out of the barn and the word got around.